Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Hoffman Estates.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

Rating Summary
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Tony

13 years of experience
280 reviews
Tony
13 years of experience
Call and showed me difference inparts
Tony was awesome!!! He called me in advance to let me know he would be running late, got the work done in a timely manner, and brought some things to my boyfriend's attention that needed some looking at. We will definitely recommend him and use him in the future!

Ruben

12 years of experience
5 reviews
Ruben
12 years of experience
Friendly, professional service. Highly recommended!

Ricardo

21 years of experience
199 reviews
Ricardo
21 years of experience
Very pleased with punctuality and professionalism of Ricardo. He is a very practical, focused and use his time very efficiently. He brought my car to life again. Thank you.

Chris

14 years of experience
4 reviews
Chris
14 years of experience
Chris got my Jeep up and running in no time, very knowledgeable, courteous ,and attention to detail

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Shaun was great! Got there early and got the starter replaced quick! He checked out the car to see what else I needed and gave me an honest suggestion for something that I would not have known about, so someone would not rip me off later. All was good! Appreciated it all! Definitely would car him again if I needed anything done. :)

Noe

34 years of experience
603 reviews
Noe
34 years of experience
Contacted me to let me know he would be early and did a great job.

Steven

12 years of experience
425 reviews
Steven
12 years of experience
He serviced my vehicle very good

Chet

39 years of experience
437 reviews
Chet
39 years of experience
What a great job Chet did fixing my car. I am very please with the service I received and the job that he did. Best car repair experience I have ever had. Price, service and convenience cannot be beat.

Chris

18 years of experience
379 reviews
Chris
18 years of experience
Knowledgeable, polite and efficient. I plan to hire him again for more work and above all, i trust him. This was a great experience. I already recommended him to neighbors.

William

15 years of experience
29 reviews
William
15 years of experience
Nice Pro


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Hoffman Estates?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Hoffman Estates. Our mechanics in Hoffman Estates are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Hoffman Estates.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2004 GMC Sierra 1500 $598 $358.11 $239.97 12% $680.61
2004 Ford Taurus $308 $228.46 $79.99 8% $335.96
2008 Hyundai Sonata $227 $147.29 $79.99 10% $254.79
2014 Infiniti QX70 $527 $431.23 $95.98 5% $560.23
2013 Audi A3 Quattro $321 $224.62 $95.98 9% $353.62
2004 Audi S4 $850 $666.26 $183.97 6% $913.51

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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